Lantern Theater Company Presents 'How Supporting Characters Make the Play' Conversation, 3/26

March 26
5:00 AM 2012


Lantern Theater Company presents How Supporting Characters Make the Play on Monday, March 26 from 7:00–8:30pm.

In the final installment of this season's Scholars: In Conversation series, local Shakespearean scholar and Villanova University professor John-Paul Spiro is joined by actors Charlie DelMarcelle (Mercutio) and Frank X (Friar Laurence) to discuss the critical roles that supporting characters play in Romeo and Juliet. Says Spiro, "It's crucial to understand how the play is very much about generational conflict. From this perspective, the characters of Mercutio and Friar Laurence are among the most important. The play espouses two different views of life – Mercutio's and the Friar's – and one can view all the action within that dynamic."

Presented in conjunction with Romeo and Juliet, this moderated discussion series explores the play's striking modern-day relevance as experts in neuroscience, conflict theory, and literature join Lantern artists for conversations about teenagers, feuds, and plot twists. Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Tickets are $10 and fpr Subscribers, Seniors, Students $8. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Click here to learn more or buy tickets.

LANTERN THEATER COMPANY at St. Stephen's Theater is located at 10th & Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia, PA. For more information call 215.829.0395 or visit

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